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Privileges of partnership: Deloitte to learn fate of challenge to production order in Hastie class action
Appeals 2020-02-26 1:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling is expected Thursday in an appeal by the partnership of Deloitte over the production of audit files that were apparently stolen from the […]

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Federal Court may not cede class action ground to Victoria if contingency fee bill passes
Class Actions 2020-02-11 9:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

With Victoria set to pass legislation permitting law firms to charge contingency fees, experts have raised fears of an exodus of class actions from other […]

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Common fund order in stolen wages class action survives High Court ruling
Class Actions 2020-01-17 10:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

A common fund order granting the litigation funder behind the stolen wages class action 20 per cent of a $190 million settlement remains in force […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions 2020-01-09 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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Judge OKs $190M stolen wages class action settlement, says funder’s cut fair
Class Actions 2019-12-19 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Calling it the largest human rights case in Australia’s history, a judge has signed off on a $190 million settlement in a class action against […]

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Funder of stolen wages class action fights to keep common fund order alive
Class Actions 2019-12-18 11:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Arguing it shouldn’t be the victim of an “accident of timing”, the funder that bankrolled the landmark stolen wages class action is fighting to save […]

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Litigation funding agreements legal in Queensland class actions, court says
Class Actions 2019-09-13 7:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Queensland Supreme Court has upheld the legality of litigation funding agreements in a landmark class action judgment that could have a ripple effect across […]

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WorleyParsons ditches bid to close down class action mid-trial
Class Actions 2019-09-04 8:03 pm By Amelia Birnie

WorleyParsons has abandoned its mid-trial application to shut down a shareholder class action, amid uncertainty about whether the engineering company would be required to surrender […]

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WorleyParsons denies bid to shut down class action will spark ‘brave new world’
Class Actions 2019-09-03 9:32 pm By Amelia Birnie

Counsel for WorleyParsons has denied the engineering firm’s attempt to end a shareholder class action mid-trial would be the start of a “brave new world” […]

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Shine faces battle to keep WorleyParsons class action alive
Class Actions 2019-08-29 9:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Engineering firm WorleyParsons has told the Federal Court it will press forward with a no case application in an attempt to shut down a shareholder […]

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